It's hard to believe seven years have passed since Tom Hanks played the fire-inventing and volleyball companion Chuck Noland in Cast Away. This two-disc edition is the same as the non-steelbook Collector's Edition, and contains the same extras and features. The only difference is Cast Away now being added to the growing list of steelbook titles available and a new set of artwork on the two discs themselves. If you haven't purchased the keep case Collector's Edition of Cast Away, now is a great time to get this version. In this steelbook edition, we also have carried over, the HBO First Look documentary and a Charlie Rose interview with Tom Hanks. These two features alone would be worth the price of this edition because of the quality and value gained. For those who haven't yet seen Cast Away, you're in for a treat. For those who already have, I'm sure this edition will get regular use over time. Having seen the film several times already, I'm enjoying the film once again as I'm putting this review on DigitalDingus. The following is a brief overview of the movie with many parts skipped, so as not to spoil it if you're watching it for the first time.
Steelbook Collector's Edition
Features: Dolby EX 6.1 (English), DTS ES 6.1 (English). Two-disc set, featuring Steelbook packaging, several commentaries and featurettes, including an HBO First-Look documentary.
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Movie Release: December 22, 2000
DVD Release: June 5, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hrs 23 mins
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Cast Away opens with a FedEx truck delivering a package to a woman in Memphis, TN. We see the package being placed in the truck and a few moments later, a FedEx truck opens again, but this time in the Former Soviet Union. Here we observe Chuck Noland, a time-constrained FedEx logistics guru and efficiency expert, who doesn't take no for an answer when faced with the challenges of delivering packages on time. In this particular case, he's holding up an egg timer, which he shipped himself from Memphis. Needless to say, Chuck's main goal is maximizing operations in the smallest amount of time available.
After spending a few moments with his wife during the holidays, Chuck is needed once again, and he is off on a plane. This time, his plane ride hits some turbulence.
After having a rather rough ride on the plane, he now finds himself on an island.
After a little while, Chuck also realizes he needs to eat, drink, and survive. It's certainly not easy, and there are many little obstacles along the way. It's these obstacles which make Cast Away a very entertaining experience.